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New XE sport shows off its British flair to Parisians

Date: 06/10/2014 11:46:22
Category: Classic Cars
Author: Chloe Menage

Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the new XE Sport at the Paris Motor Show in a dramatic fashion; on top of a 250ft-long barge on the river.

The floating display made its way down the River Seine accompanied by seven pairs of giant welly boots. The footwear were a nod to the 5+2 seating of the Sport and emphasize the car's 'country life' abilities, reported carsuk.net. Created by Barbour, the biggest pair were 15ft high and decorated with the Union Flag, ensuring the Brits were well represented at the show.

Speaking of the new XE sports saloon and the Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr Ralf Speth said: "These two cars are at the very heart of Britain's manufacturing renaissance".

The new model is armed with a powerful SD4 four-cylinder diesel engine, combined with four-wheel drive. Drivers can enjoy either advanced nine-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

Unveiled by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the Land Rover Discovery Sport replaces the Freelander. Costing from around £32,395 the company have already received 1,200 orders in just three weeks, despite the Sport not being available for sale until January, noted dailymail.co.uk.

Elsewhere on the motoring catwalk, Claudia Schiffer unveiled the new Vauxhall Corsa claiming "it's chic, just like Paris". Another significant British car, the Corsa was the second biggest-selling car last year, after the Ford Fiesta. However in the luxury car arena, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and Rolls-Royce are all set for a record highs, thanks to booming export sales.

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